Addition Intervention Services
Changing client ways of thinking as a pathway towards positive changes.
CASSA provides one on one support through case management and family support services to people who use Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and their families. Case management enables clients to access a range of AOD interventions (treatment /harm minimisation strategies) and related services, such as, housing, legal and mental health.
It is recognised that intervention services provided to people who are addicted to drugs, alcohol and/or problem gambling during the treatment period are just as important as the post treatment services as a way to increase the successful rate of treatment services. While counseling and social support services are important for treatment retention for clients accessing our addiction treatment services, CASSA has also seen an increase in positive treatment outcomes through introducing alternative activities during post treatment.
This has helped prevent relapse and enhanced a positive lifestyle for clients. The gym program has continued to prove its effectiveness in assisting users during their post treatment period to maintain abstinence and balance their lifestyle between work, family, friends and enhance their coping skills.
A Family Forum was held on 11th June 2016 which looked at family relationship problems, parenting, Alcohol and other Drug use and gambling. The forum mainly consisted of two guest speakers.
Tony Hoang, a well -known motivational speaker from Sydney was invited to share his life story and experiences of growing up in Cabramatta in NSW. Tony was able to offer a unique insight into youth issues and ways in which parents can guide their children through these issues.
The other guest speaker was from the Consumer Voice Program who shared their personal story about their recovery from having a gambling problem. The Drug Treatment Service partnered with the Vietnamese Gambling Help Service to conduct this event.
The Vietnamese Community in Australia /SA Chapter Inc. (VCASA) was established in 1978, as a result of the wave of boat people (refugees) who fled Vietnamese communism after the civil war ended. This community organisation was originally formed to address the settlement needs of Vietnamese people and advocate for socially disadvantaged people and those whose human rights have been violated.
62 Athol Street, Athol Park, SA 5012
+61 08 8447 8821
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